Golden Bay Chiropractic Works Where High Technology Meets Natural Healing

Your First Visit


What happens during your first visit to Golden Bay Chiropractic Works?

A typical initial chiropractic consultation will include a thorough case history, and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case.  Please note we do not accept all cases.

Chiropractic examinations are usually carried out through light clothing or you will be appropriately gowned. Chiropractic examination may include observation (eg. posture, range of motion and gait), palpation (feeling of joint movement, muscle and soft tissue tensions), standard orthopaedic and neurological tests, along with any further tests or imaging which may be indicated (eg. x-rays, thermography, sEMG, MRI).

The major purpose of the examination is to analyse the condition of your spine and nervous system and how it is functioning, locate any areas of subluxation, and rule out any contra-indications. If your case is not suitable for chiropractic care you will be advised accordingly and referred to the appropriate health care provider.

If chiropractic care is suitable for your case, your chiropractor will detail a course of care tailored to your needs. This will usually involve a series of adjustments, each building on the ones before.



It is important we receive some background about your medical history when you attend for your first visit.

Please (if possible) click on the image below, download, print out, and complete our Case History document and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Your Case History

Your Case History



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